About Me

Ruben Abrahams Brosbe is a Brooklyn-based writer and educator. His writing has been featured in Rethinking Schools, Yes! Magazine, Current Affairs and elsewhere. He also writes for the podcast History Daily. He leads workshops for the Center for Racial Justice in Education, Ramapo for Children and Teaching Lab.

Abrahams Brosbe began working in NYC public schools in 2007. He entered NYC schools as a Cohort 14 Teaching Fellow. He has a masters from Fordham University in childhood education, an in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Abrahams Brosbe attended at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a member of the Urban Scholars cohort. 

Abrahams Brosbe has been writing about his personal experiences in the classroom and broader education policy issues since 2007. His blog "Is Our Children Learning?" was republished in New York Teacher,  the New York Daily NewsThe Washington Post and Chalkbeat.

As an educator, Abrahams Brosbe believes in the power of culturally relevant, project-based learning. One of his favorite units of study was a 3rd grade writing unit responding to the lack of racial diversity in Scholastic's Book Club catalogs. In another ELA unit, his 5th graders studied the history and present of systemic racism. A group of his students presented their research to an audience of educators and community members at the Museum of the City of New York's Teaching Social Activism Conference. 

Abrahams Brosbe's commitment to racially equitable schooling led him to join the Center for Racial Justice in Education (formerly Border Crossers) as a trainer in 2016. He has presented on anti-bias elementary education at the New York Collective of Radical Educators annual conference in 2015 and 2018. He is also a founding member of #TeachResistance, an online professional learning community of elementary educators.

In 2016, founded Teachable Moments, a live storytelling event featuring true classroom stories from current and former educators. Each event addresses a different theme such as "Beginnings," "Accidents Happen," and "Black Lives Matter."


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